Tom Turcich here. April 2nd, 2015 I left my home in New Jersey to embark on a five year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed at seventeen after my friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death I've decided to make the most of each day. I walk the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced into adventure day after day. In Texas I adopted a dog, Savannah, and we've crossed every border together ever since. I write and take photos, and am hopefully getting better at both with each passing day.

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Latest Writings

Each night in my tent I do a little writing, generally these writings accumulate into a weekly post. In my writings I strive to convey the subtle variances in culture and environment, the strangeness of man, and how walking eight hours a day affects me. For a deeper dive into my experience, start reading.

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Descent from the Páramo

Beyond the Páramo I set my tent on the edge of a cliff bordered by pine trees and tall grass.  The grass hid me from the road and the trees gave me some protection from the wind.  Through the bug net of my tent I could see the massive Andean gorge splitting two mountains.  Following […]

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Cuy

The indigenous woman held up a clump of dirt and cocked her arm back.  She hissed something in Quichua, the Incan language which sounded most akin to Parseltongue, then raised her arm higher.     I didn’t understand, the moment before I was laughing as the herd of sheep approached and Savannah pounced around them as […]

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Generosity

By four-thirty on my third day from Quito I’d walked twenty-seven miles.  I’d been searching for a place to set my tent for an hour but nothing cropped up.  There weren’t any woods or nooks to hide in.  All around me were pastures, each acre marked by a cottage.     I paused at an empty […]

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Miles Walked

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I'm in eternal gratitude to my sponsors. They're support allows me to live the dream I've had since seventeen. I'll do my best not to squander that and share my experience as best I can.